first 1934 d build ?

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    • #2591
      zorro
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      Richard,

      On “another” forum there is a SCGC 1934 D “prototype”.

      The build year of the guitar is listed as 2008.

      When did you build the first 34s and what differences might there be between the prototype and moe recent models?

      I love ours and will always be grateful to you for presenting it to me at the 40th.

       


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

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    • #2717
      Richard Hoover
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      Happy late summer to you and yours Zorro.

      Officially, the first ’34 D Model was June 2008. That was when we began to use the ’34 D designation. Like the Tony Rice professional Model, we had made prior one off guitars with similar specifications before arriving at the official model name. I will venture that the seller is accurate in their 2008 model being “among the first” We can verify if it is “The Prototype” by referencing its serial number and comparing it to our records.

      The concept of the ’34 D (The build year of Tony Rice’s iconic D-28) was not to merely copy the kinds of woods and cosmetics, but to build the instrument from woods that were actually existent in the 1930’s. In addition we used the glues, finishes and non-force techniques that Martin employed when building the originals nearly 90 years ago!

      Fun stuff this luthery!

      Al the best,                                                                                                                                                                                           Richard

       

      • #2719
        zorro
        Participant

        Thanks Richard…..my SCGC Ramuda gives me great pleasure and peace everyday.


        1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

        The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

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